FullSizeRender-10BaselWorld is starting next week, which is super exciting. One of my favorite things to see is the booths that are created out of independent designers banding together. I love the support they have for one another and how they co-exist in one small space sharing their most prized possessions: their works of art. They have an inherent sense of pride and all are in it for the same reasons. They believe in what they do and put love into each piece that fabricate.

If anyone knows about togetherness it is the Greeks! Last year I met the most amazing group of them. Meet HELLENIC WAVE. The ultra cool octet of uber talented Greek designers made up of the following:

Christina Soubli, Ileana Makri, Michael Pelamidis, Myrto Anastasopoulou, Polina Sapouna-Ellis, Theodoros, Venyx World and Yannis Sergakis Adornments.

The artists dynamically debuted in the Baselworld Jewellery and Watches 2015 Show as Contemporary Greek Designers. Through the potency of creative alliance, they aspire to showcase contemporary Greek fine jewellery design to international markets.

My favorite piece was this incredible dateable fish ring. I wanted to bring it home for my Greek mommy!


Other cool designs included these flexible mesh gold hand adornments. Long gone are the days of just plain gloves. Time to step your game up with real gold ones. LOVE!


I look forward to seeing what they will have this year and spending time at all eight booths!




Angela Bassett is EMMY Sunshine

Angela Bassett wore SUTRA Jewels Ethiopian opal and warm brown rose cut earrings to compliment her bright yellow Christian Siriano gown to the 68th Annual Primetime EMMY Awards, in Los Angeles, California. 
When Angela’s team calls on you then you better make it happen because definitely comes to slay not play. How much more gorgeous cans he get. I loved working with her stylist. Forever a fan. Always a QUEEN!
Styled by: Jennifer Lynn Austin
Dress by : Christian Siriano
Jewels by: SUTRA